I have some fabulous & frugal things to share with you.
This is a laundry stain remover that works great. Who would have ever thought these two ingredients would do such a fabulous job, but let me tell you....THEY DO!
Laundry Stain Remover:
Mix together, one cup each, of:
Regular Cascade Powder (non-bleach) (yup....auto dish detergent)
one cup of Powdered Clorox II (Original).
Add these to a 5 gallon bucket (or if you only have a few smaller seriously stained items jut put it all in your kitchen sink as I did), add the hottest water from your faucet that the fabrics will tolerate, making sure that the ingredients are well mixed with the water BEFORE you add the clothing. Leave all of this to soak overnight, then come back in the morning, give everything a little swirl, twist out water, rinse, hand wring, then just launder as normal. I am here to tell you that this will get out over 90% of any kind of stain. I am told that this works wonders if you have baby clothing in which the spit up has left stains and is hard to remove. I don't have any baby's, LOL, nor do I have any baby spit-up covered clothing to test it on, but from what I have seen, this concoction works wonders on everything. In some cases it got out what "Oxy" type cleaners didn't. YAY me! Do use caution on very delicate fabrics!!!
Homemade Shake-n-Bake recipe:
This Recipe equals approximately 20 of the store bought packets for only 25% of the price.
4 cups of plain flour
4 cups of ground up cheap saltine crackers
4 Tbsp salt (I used organic sea salt & it was fabulous, and much healthier too)
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
3 Tbsp paprika
The original recipe called for 1/4 cup vegetable oil to be mixed with it, however, i decided "not" to mix it in with the other ingredients, and just keep it and use it "dry". I always, very lightly coat the meat with a little vegetable oil before rolling it in the shake-n-bake anyway, so why add more? It worked wonderfully, and tasted just like the store bought shake-n-bake. You can change it up a little by adding other combo's of spices to it if you wish. Such as if you want a spicier version, add 1 tsp of Cajun seasoning to the mix. YUMMY!
What ever versions of spices you prefer, just store this in and air tight container in the refrigerator indefinitely.
Two fabulously frugal recipe's that I love.
I hope you will give these a try, and let me know your results, thoughts, and such.
Well, my day today must begin very early. At work today we are having a staff meeting at 11am, in preparation for share-a-thon which begins Monday September 13th at 7:30 am.... ☺.
I also will be leaving early today because I am going for my infusion treatment which begins at 2:30. So, this means loosing 3 hours of work time this afternoon, and to make up for it, and get my morning work done, and prep for the meeting, I am going in at 8am. All of this is falling after having had a terribly bad weekend with my R.A. I deal with pain on a regular and daily basis, but more and more lately, things are getting much worse.
As I do every Sunday morning, I arrive at church by or before 8:15 am to help with all the cooking that needs to be done in order for us to feed the homeless. I so love being able to do this, and to do it for the Lord and for the homeless. Well, when we were finished cooking, us four ladies went up to the sanctuary to find a seat in the back and try to catch the last half of the adult Sunday School class. Well that's when thing took a bad turn for me. I had been hurting, no big deal, I hurt all the time to some degree, so I deal with it, do not focus on it, and just keep going! But shortly after I sat down things went terribly wrong. The pain began increasing very quickly, and very severely! With-in 5 minutes, my joints hurt beyond what words can describe, my muscles and nerve endings were worsening and becoming increasingly more painful. about 20 minutes later I motioned for a friend to get my husband, Bob came, and I lost all control. I was now in tears, and could not stand up on my own. Bob helped me up and I told him I needed to go home. For me....this was embarrassing, difficult, and it also meant I would be missing church! Not my happy point let me tell you.
So my sweet Bob took home, helped me into the house, and into his recliner. He got me some pain medication...which I try NEVER to take, yet this time I was beyond thankful for it! He got me a drink and then I told him to go and get back to church. No need in both of us missing church.
So there I sat, there I prayed, and there I cried. The pain was fast and very bad. I am beyond puzzled at why, but it is not the only thing that has been going badly for me of late. In the past 3 1/2 weeks, because of the Chemotherapy medication....Methotrexate that I take, I have lost about 3/4ths of my hair now.
Needless to say, I am not doing well in some areas. I am having a very hard time with the hair loss. I am not a vain woman, yet, I have no desire to bald either. So until the doctors can figure out what to do, I have decided to stop taking the Methotrexate. Thus....resulting in more pain I fear.
I am trying to stay cheery, and maintain my "Peachy Keen" attitude, but admittedly......it's not going well right now. I am nearly at the point of having to go get a wig now! Gee ain't that just grand?!?!??? Oh well!
I stayed at home all day Sunday in the recliner, as moving around was just not possible. By Monday morning things were getting better. Yesterday afternoon Bob wanted me to go with him to the grocery store, and to try and move around more. So I grinned, got up, and just got moving. The pain has diminished, but it is not gone. So today I paint on my smile, hide my tears and fears, and balding disappointments, and just move forward.
I know my Lord is with me every step. For with out HIM, I could not do it!
Please say a prayer. I try so hard NOT to write or verbally complain about my condition, for my disease is one that others cannot see, and I know that most others do not even believe there is anything wrong with me. They couldn't be more wrong.!!!!! However, joy does me more good than sorrow or complaints, so I try to remain "Peachy Keen" some days it's very hard, other days it is far easier. Today....I am somewhere in the middle. Yet I am very thankful for my infusion treatments. Yes it will make me sick, and tired doesn't begin to explain what all those medications and chemicals do to my body, however in about a week I am always hopeful that I will feel better.
I am much luckier than others I have met. How dare I complain.!!!
Love & Prayers,
Have A Peachy Keen Day!
Have a wonderful day! I shall!Pin It